A more private option at Singita's Ebony Lodge


Facilities & services

  • Private use of two connecting two-bedroom villas
  • Bush Spa and gym
  • Library
  • Babysitting services available and tailor-made activities to suit each family


  • Private day and night game drives
  • Guided safari walks
  • Stargazing

Sitting alongside the meandering Sands River, set amidst wild bush and enormous trees in the middle of South Africa’s ‘big cat country’, is Singita’s original Ebony Lodge and the private Ebony Villa. Unrivalled hospitality is blended with the heritage of an English country home to create a timeless and welcoming safari experience.

The Ebony Villa is composed by the linking together of the lodge’s two two-bedroom suites, perfect for families, especially those with younger children, or friends looking for more exclusivity. The individual suites – each already wonderfully equipped – are connected by a private lounge, swimming pool and deck area, with the villa suited to up to four adults and four children under 12 years, or up to six adults and teenagers.

During the safari, enjoy a private guide and vehicle, chef, host and banakeli (personal waiter). Dining can be completely private at the villa, or enjoyed at the main lodge, and there is a private entrance and boma for those seeking complete seclusion. Guests of the villa can use the lodge’s amenities, indulging in the Bush Spa, relaxing in the library, using the well-equipped gym or cooling down in the pool.

Of course the highlight here is the rich array of wildlife. Species such as leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dogs and many types of birds can be spotted on privately guided day and night game drives, and thrilling walking safaris. Other activities such as stargazing will get Africa even further under your skin.

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